Ceaseless Action, Breathtaking Fight-Scenes, & Staggering Revelations! “Starburst: A Place to Call Home” by Kae Galla: A 5 Star IHIBRP Book Review!
“Starburst: A Place to Call Home” is an exciting and introspective story about a young woman on the verge of becoming something more. With few memories of her past, except what comes to her in dreams, Nova yearns to leave her human home and explore beyond “The Veil”—the place of her birth and birth-family. She’s anxious to meet her natural family, test her strange powers, and fulfill her destiny, but the traumas of her past threaten to end her life if she doesn’t find a way to cope with her dangerous heightening abilities.
Galla packs quite a punch in this tense, edge-of-your-seat read. When main characters, Nova and Nash—the man she has dreamt about since she was a small girl captured and sold into slavery—set off to solve the riddle of who Nova actually is, they are faced with overwhelming challenges, physical harm, and an impending danger that can tear them apart forever.
The action is ceaseless, the fight-scenes are breathtaking, the characters are fully-fleshed, and the revelations are staggering in this riveting page-turner. “Starburst” is imaginative, plucky, brave, and daring. It captures the reader from the start and never lets go. But, it is the underlying psychological issues that are presented by Galla in this novel that remain the most profound.
Despite the fact that this is a fantasy read, anyone who has suffered a lifetime of physical trauma and mental abuse will relate well to Nova’s pain and anguish. Her efforts to resolve her own conflicts, as well as her deepening self-analyzing dialogue, provide an insightful glimpse into the guilt, remorse, loneliness, and other types of struggles with which PTSD sufferers must cope on a daily basis. Although “Starburst” is a work of fiction—an escapist read filled with moderate violence, magical characters, and wild adventures—Nova’s personal journey is quite relatable, and Galla’s novel can, therefore, be most helpful to those striving to understand this type of trauma from a first-person perspective.
Kae Galla’s “Starburst: A Place to Call Home” is a thrilling paranormal fantasy that will leave readers wanting more, and fortunately, telling by the amazing cliffhanger at the end of this book, more will be had.
Congratulations to the author on this award-winning story! This novel will be permanently featured on my website at AuthorJBRichards.com under IHIBRP 5 Star Recommended Reads!
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Published on June 18, 2018 13:38 • Tags: adult, aliens, amazon, book-review, contemporary-fiction, ebooks, fantasy, futuristic, goodreads, great-reads, ihi-book-review-project, ihibrp, ihibrp-award, ihibrp-recommended-read, ihibrp-round-9, indie-author, kae-galla, kindle, must-reads, paranormal, psychological-trauma, ptsd, sci-fi, shifters, starburst, telepathy, urban, young-adult
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